SERVED UP SOME TURKEY CHILI!!

When the snow birds come calling, I take it as a cue to comfort my palate. With falling temperatures, it’s important that I find the right dish to warm this stomach of mine. Could have gone a myriad of ways; however, I chose to pay a visit to a familiar dish of mine. Can’t go…

OLE! OLE! IT’S TACO FRIDAY OVER HERE!

My taste buds were on high alert for this one. Lunch was super-delicious.  Stuffed some crunchy taco shells with mouth-watering left-over turkey chili. Topped my crunchy ones with diced: nature’s butter (Hass avocado) vine-ripe tomatoes Garnished turkey chili tacos with flat-leaf parsley I had on hand. And of course, for me, tacos are not tacos…

IT’S A TACO FRIDAY! #TURKEY CHILI!

Still rocking my turkey chili. Used up my mouth-watering treat in a few crunchy taco shells. Topped with the spicy poultry with diced avocado, vine-ripe tomatoes, and cool sour cream. Garnished with chopped Italian parsley. Once again, my palate and I  were transported to a happy place.

BEEF? WHAT BEEF? #TURKEY CHILI!

A Mexican grandmother would be super-proud of this dish. Though it took approximately an hour to prepare and cook, it tasted like hours of joyful/laborious cooking. Of course, ground turkey was the star of this chili dish.  There are many variations to this dish and I must state that I’m happy about this one. I…

WENT RED!! #FRIED RED TOMATOES/AVOCADO DIP

Needed something to quiet and satisfy the craving within. What do you know? Bobby Flay came to my rescue. Stumbled on one of his Brunch shows. One of the items on the menu was fried red tomatoes. Decided to create my version as I had the main ingredients on hand (red plum tomatoes). Sliced them…

A FEW OF JAMAICA’S FINEST #CALLALOO PLUS

So it’s back to basics for yours truly. It always warms my heart and stomach to indulge in Mother Nature’s offerings. I’m doing that with a few of Jamaica’s wholesome foods in the form of: Callaloo (Jamaica’s spinach) Breadfruit (great starchy substitute for rice, pasta, yam) Avocado Pumpkin Plantain Plum tomatoes Garlic Thanks to my…

GRILLED BREADFRUIT WITH IDEAL PALS (ACKEE/CODFISH/CALLALOO)

Sunday’s brunch was quite a Jamaican affair. I went with one of my favorites, breadfruit which was roasted the previous day. This was done in oven at 450 degrees fahrenheit for approximately one hour. Peeled the tropical beauty and sliced: Brushed slices with a little olive oil, sprinkled with a pinch of salt and then…

PROTEIN-PACKED LUNCH #HARD-BOILED EGGS

Wanted a quick, easy, and satisfying dish for lunch. Decided on hard-boiled eggs on a bed of garlic asparagus. Paired same with servings of summer’s sweet/juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado. Made sure to  sprinkle  with black pepper and pinch of salt. With a few crispy whole-wheat crackers (not in pic) on side, lunch was served.

STILL BOUNCING THOSE TURKEY BALLS

Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen. Didn’t have to cook  an iota from scratch. A few days ago, made some spicy turkey balls in a sweet and sour sauce. Though firm on the exterior, they carried a ‘melt in the mouth’ experience to the taste buds. As always, when I cook pasta, I make…

OMELET WITH SALSA FILLING

Decided to place my staple breakfast dish (oatmeal) on a hiatus and went with eggs. These were done in an omelet form. For the filling, I went a tad out of the box and reached for salsa in a jar. Shh!!……never bought the chips. It was deliberate Love me some salsa in my omelet. Served…

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN/GRILLED CORN SALAD

So, after I made a delicious grilled corn salad from summer’s crispy and sweet corn on the cob decided to continue on the Southern path. Paired same with some chicken thighs. Those ‘bad boys’ were begging to be soaked up in some buttermilk. Did them the honors and soaked them overnight in the tart and…